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  • Muskrat Misinformation (vs. the place of Muskrats in the Natural World) Muskrat with mouth full of food. By Tony Campbell. An unfortunate pattern of anecdotal pieces about muskrats appeared in the local news this year: first it was "Little creatures create ...
    Posted Dec 28, 2017, 11:59 AM by Scott Slocum
  • Your Legislators: not protecting your dogs from body-gripping traps. Last month on the show Your Legislators (Pioneer Public TV 2017b), four members of the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives discussed some of the issues of the day, including ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2017, 1:22 PM by Scott Slocum
  • 2015 MN Senate hearing of SF 592: to prohibit recreational wolf trapping and snaring This is a video excerpt of the 3/9/2015 MN Senate hearing of the wolf-trapping and snaring regulation bill SF 0592: no recreational wolf trapping, snaring, electronic calling ...
    Posted Mar 3, 2019, 9:02 AM by Scott Slocum
  • Dogs and traps on trails in the Mat-Su Valley, Alaska. TV News series by FOX 4 News at 9:00 reporter Gretchen Parsons.Part 1: Lynn D. Mitchell describes the Alaska Safe Trails petition to prohibit trapping near designated trails ...
    Posted May 8, 2015, 11:37 AM by Scott Slocum
  • MN 2015 body-gripping setback bill would help to protect dogs along roads and trails MN Senate hearing of body-gripping trapping road & trail setback bill SF 1070, 3/9/2015.Update, 5/18/2015: As expected (in the realm of GOP politics) this MN ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2016, 7:18 AM by Scott Slocum
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  • What can we learn from the MN DNR Trap-Incident Reports? And what else should pet owners know about trapping? One aspect of trapping is that it can be a satisfying pastime, and a source of income. When a trapper wants ...
    Posted Feb 27, 2019, 8:23 PM by Scott Slocum
  • How much difference do cable restraints make for non-target animals? Cable restraints are a special type of snare. They're used to catch wild animals for the fur trade and predator control. They can improve animal welfare; and in many ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2016, 8:17 PM by Scott Slocum
  • Don't you know your voice is stronger as part of an organization? Yes, but I also need to speak as an Independent.
    Posted Mar 24, 2015, 12:25 PM by Scott Slocum
  • Why should MN switch from lethal snares to cable restraints? Cable restraints would be a compromise between trappers and animal-protection advocates. They're not perfect, but they can make a big difference for dogs! This note is meant to ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2016, 8:26 PM by Scott Slocum
  • Why can't traps just be outlawed? Some trapping programs are considered necessary for public safety and wildlife management. Such programs are allowed everywhere in the world, even where recreational trapping is severely regulated. Ideally, they're ...
    Posted Dec 14, 2014, 11:09 AM by Scott Slocum
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This blog on trapping problems & solutions:

Phillip's ‎‎(d. 1/26/2012)‎‎ and Goldie's first music video.

Goldie corrects the experts.

Phillip ‎‎(d. 1/26/2012)‎‎ sniffing in the snowy marsh, March 2011.